Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie

by Heather on January 3, 2013

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie from HeathersDish.com

Smoothies.  They’re so good and yet I never make them anymore.  Why is this?  I have no idea – other than cleaning my blender, which isn’t even really that big of a pain.  And Weston thinks the sound of the blender is hilarious.  Even more reason, right?

 

I guess I need to say this though:  I don’t usually like a typical smoothie with banana and frozen fruit.  They’re OK, but if I’m going to put in the effort to make a smoothie I’m probably wanting something sweet and trying to be “good” about it.  Which means I probably want chocolate.  Which means that I want a good fruit that goes with chocolate.

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie from HeathersDish.com

Enter the chocolate covered cherry smoothie.  I think it’s kind of sexy because, well, it’s chocolate-covered PLUS it makes me feel good, which is also sexy.  Win-win!  And with Valentine’s Day around the corner I’m thinking I’ll take all the sexy I can get!

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie from HeathersDish.com

CHOCOLATE-COVERED CHERRY SMOOTHIE

Serves 1

  • 1 cup Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen dark cherries
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp miniature chocolate chips (optional)
  • Stevia or other sweetener to taste

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold.

 

And even better?  The calorie savings versus nonfat milk are sizable!

 

Using milk:

  • Calories: 280
  • Protein: 12.3 g
  • Carbs: 51.9 g
  • Fat: 7.0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 136.2 mg
  • Fiber: 12.1 g

Using Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla:

  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Carbs: 42.0 g
  • Fat: 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 188.8 mg
  • Fiber: 13.1 g

Total caloric savings over milk: 80 calories!

I was compensated by FitFluential LLC  for this campaign. All opinions are my own.

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